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Performative philanthropy and the cost of silence

Written by: Ray Holgado

Date: November 10, 2020

My experience of anti-Blackness at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and an urgent appeal to our sector In the wake of the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and Tony McDade, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative… Read More

Responsive Philanthropy November 2020

Written by: Aaron Dorfman

Date: November 10, 2020

Dear Reader, Leadership matters, especially in challenging times. I am feeling deep gratitude for the nonprofits (501c3 and 501c4) that played such an incredibly important role this year protecting democracy. Their work was absolutely pivotal. Joe… Read More

Why we give to 501(c)4 organizations

Written by: NCRP

Date: June 22, 2020

Many of the nation’s most savvy grantmakers and donors who seek to make lasting structural change on important issues give to 501(c)4 organizations, in addition to their sizable investments in more traditional 501(c)3 nonprofits. In their own words, here’s… Read More

The coolest equity-focused family foundation you’ve probably never heard of

Written by: Aaron Dorfman

Date: June 22, 2020

This mid-sized philanthropy provides grassroots organizations in California and Washington with 6-figure multi-year core support grants. Editor’s note: This article was written before the murder of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis and the subsequent uprisings in… Read More

The COVID-19 crisis and political reset: Wielding philanthropic power for a just recovery

Written by: Rev. Dr. Starsky Wilson

Date: June 22, 2020

“These crises are awful, awful, awful. And they open things up. The silver lining of this time may be that this might be one of the only moments in the lifetimes of many of us where… Read More

The people are beautiful, already

Written by: Nichole June Maher

Date: June 22, 2020

For Washington state’s Group Health Foundation, the current coronavirus pandemic has only reaffirmed the importance of community leadership to advance equity.   Editor's note: This article was written before the murder of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis… Read More

As the South Grows

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Responsive Philanthropy November 2020

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Responsive Philanthropy Archive

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Black Funding Denied

Community foundation support for Black communities



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